Travel: The Beautiful Colours of Bo-kaap, Cape Town
I’m so excited to finally put this post up about my visit to this colourful little suburb/township called Bo-kaap in Cape Town, one of the tourists attractions in Cape Town. It is known for its pastel coloured building and cobble stoned streets, mostly inhabited by coloureds after the apartheid era. I am not too sure how they came to the agreement that every owner had to paint their building in such bright pastel colours. I totally respect and appreciate this amount of commitment and dedication. I have this theory that they chose the coloured buildings because they are identified as ‘coloureds‘, smart ey?
When you walk into Bo-kaap, you get the feeling that the people who live there must be sort of like a family, a united community, like a village. I don’t believe random strangers would just agree to come together to achieve a common goal. You’d probably have one Sule who swears he hates colours and would rather paint his house black. Although, I found one black building and another cream coloured one, that black sheep that just won’t hear word *rolls eye*. Another thing about Bo-kaap that hit me was how they maintained the colours of the buildings, at whatever time you visit, the colours are always so rich and perfect. Blows my mind, I tell you!
I really don’t know why I didn’t go visit Bo-Kaap earlier seeing as it is a 5 minutes walk down my street and I have been living here for over a year. Anyhoo, better late than never. It was an amazing experience altogether, especially getting compliments about my dress from the tourists there who were also visiting the township. I wore a dress I made sometime last year, out of heavy chiffon. I totally love how comfortable it is and how it’s easy to wear, just throw it on and add some makeup and viola, you’re ready for the day.
Oh, by the way, in case you didn’t notice, I did a blog revamp :D. Yes yes! It’s been almost two weeks of working on the blog, moving the entire blog from wordpress dot com to wordpress dot org, which is no ordinary feat and preparing this blog post. Trust me, the process has been one long, technical and exhausting task. I did not want to put out any post since the blog was under intense renovation, hence the long silence on here, please accept my apologies :D. I hope you like the new look, I think it’s beautiful! I apologise if there are still a few glitches, it’s still a work in progress. Huge thanks to Ufuoma for the plug. You should totally check out her beyond amazing and helpful travel blog here.
If you’re ever visiting Cape Town, this has to be in one of the top ten things to do in Cape Town; you need at least one picture in front of the colourful buildings, else were you ever here? Got any questions for me? Feel free to ask me in the comment section below. Muah!
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